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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 20, 2010 8:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Jerry deserves nothing but our respect!

im so sick of these so called "heads"who do nothing but bash Jerry in the last few years of his life! you guys obviously just never got it,what it was all really about.That man played his heart out for US,everynight he took that stage.and he did it for you and me and thousands of others for 35 years.We all know he had his vices,but if you haven`t ever stood in his shoes with a addiction yourself,than you should keep your mouth shout and if you do know what it feels like to have addiction problems,how could you throw him under the bus,for real!.Face it, the man was dying and yet he still got out there everynight and showed his love and if you can`t give it in return...just keep it to yourself,because he deserves more than that.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 20, 2010 8:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry deserves nothing but our respect!

All I can say is your reading the wrong Forum--there isn't anyone here that ONLY bashes Jerry...and you're wrong about how he'd take over-hearing a conversation about his faults. As one who has lived thru those issues precisely, and having read a bit he'd written, he was certainly self aware enough to want the cold truth about his mistakes rather than uncritical meaningless praise. He got enough pats on the back to know the difference between what matters and what doesn't when it comes to what others have to say about your own self worth.

That's the way I think he'd have seen it.

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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 20, 2010 9:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry deserves nothing but our respect!

not once would ever have given "meaningless praise"...but i certaintly never gave up on him.i know exactly how difficult it is to give up heroin and also know that after a certain amount of time on it that it gets in the way of the most important things in your life and theres nothing you can do about it.he cleaned up 3 times that i know of from 85 on including his last stint in serenity knolls.he was doin the right thing,unforntantly too late....i really dont know how else to explain it,i`ve read numerous reviews from people who said that jerry himself was so terrible that they wish they hadn`t even of gone to the show...whats that all about? ..he just ment a lot more to me than that..i would never say he got enough pats on the back for something like that..thats a horrible statement!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 21, 2010 6:08am
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That came off poorly--my phrase about "meaningless praise". I, like you, have lots and lots of--lets say, "meaningful praise"...it's why I consider him one of the all time greats, in any respect, of musical talents.

But, I felt the notion that he "deserves" nothing BUT praise is always misplaced...no one does. It's not part of the Human Condition.

We've all been over it a thousand times; we all have faults, and those in the Public Eye show them for one and all, and if they're at all self analytical (and Jerry was enlightened enough, to be sure), they take the good with the bad, and accept it with as much grace and dignity as they can muster.

But, only the superficial and naive would ever want nothing but praise, nor want someone telling others "hey, if you don't have anything but good things to say, STFU!" which is how I interpreted your post.

If on the other hand, you were just lamenting someone that ten posts in a row happened to lament Jerry's degradation, then at least take the broad view of that poster, and for my two cents worth, there isn't ANYONE here that ONLY does that...

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Feb 20, 2010 10:21pm
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i think most of those people your referring to were just kinda sad and disappointed in the latter day jerry. probably hurt them to go and see jerry in his condition. his voice was bad, and his playing was poor, for his standards. they knew the end was near, and it was. i've tried to listen to 94 and 95, but i can't. just not very good. sugarcoat it if you dare, but you won't convince me.

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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 20, 2010 10:55pm
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again im not making any excuses for some sloppy music during the latter years and i dont have to sugarcoat shit,because there are plenty of nights that the music speaks for itself in the 90s....some of their best shows ever came from 88-91.Jerry of course was on the straight and narrow during that run...and anyway all this is steming from my 1st statement of saying more or less,give him the the credit he deserves,how it got to a debate over when the best music was played,i dont know.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:16am
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"some of their best shows ever came from 88-91"

This statement could not be any further from the truth. There are probably 10-15 shows from 78-91 that even come close to standing up next to many, many shows previous to those time periods.

Everyone likes the version of the band that they like, and best of this and that is certainly subjective. But no objective listener can say that the band was more creative or executed more precisely in the years following 77.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 21, 2010 10:03am
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Hey CC--I couldn't have said it better, but we better hope BillyDL doesn't drop in and see us dis'n 82.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:27am
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"...no objective listener can say that the band was more creative or executed more precisely in the years following 77."

Fact!

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Poster: warpHrat Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:48am
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in your own mind cliff... what about early 78 and mid 79 tours ?

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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 24, 2010 8:12pm
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my statement of saying that some of the best music from Jerry and the band,is not only my opinion,but was also the opinion of Blair Jackson.From his book"GARCIA-an american life,"Blair aslo stated that "some of the best playing of Garcia`s career ocurred between 1988 and the spring of 1990,and the rest of the band was right there with him-always getting stronger,constantly upping the intensity level of the whole." ......so instead of just trying to bang into peoples head that the Dead were only worth lstening to in the 70s,which i can say were full of unbelievable moments of fabulous music,try listening for the way band tremendously improved from 84-86 to the way they played in latter years of the 80s.

(the quote from Blair Jacksons book "Garcia-an american life,"was taken from page 385 about halfway down the page if intrested.)

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Feb 21, 2010 1:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry deserves nothing but our respect!

"i know exactly how difficult it is to give up heroin and also know that after a certain amount of time on it that it gets in the way of the most important things in your life and theres nothing you can do about it.he cleaned up 3 times that i know of from 85 on including his last stint in serenity knolls."

Heroin? CIGARETTES killed Jerry Garcia. Only the blind man didn't see the ashtray sitting on top of his amplifier. He was chain smoking the government's lousy drug from the beginning to the end of the show. That included indoor arenas with a no smoking policy. Causes of death; were emphysema and cardiac arrest. These are the first things to kill a nicotine addicts. Giving up the cigs is harder than getting off of heroin for lots of people...

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Feb 21, 2010 7:25am
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smoking persian won't give you emphysema? I don't suppose the ding dongs and yohoo's he munched after getting baked didn't contribute to his diabities either.

just finished Tom Davis 's autobiography, he was the other half of the comedy team Franken and Davis, I don't know why Tom felt the need to drop the dirt, but without going into it he confirmed my greatest fear, Jerry was an unabashed, unappologetic junkie, I love his musi, but he let the dope have its way , http://search.barnesandnoble.com/39-Years-of-Short-Term-Memory-Loss/Tom-Davis/e/9780802118806

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Feb 21, 2010 7:35pm
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"smoking persian won't give you emphysema?"

No; but Pall Mall and Joe Camel damned will...

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Feb 20, 2010 8:51pm
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Thanks, William- you phrased it better than I ever could have.

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Feb 20, 2010 10:52pm
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this thread = lame

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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 20, 2010 11:18pm
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so i guess it not "lame" to talk shit about a band you once said you enjoyed listening to because of drug use,age and the combination of the two catching up with `em and causing a show to a be little unsound and off,no,whats lame ,are people like you, who just turn your back and judge

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Feb 21, 2010 6:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry deserves nothing but our respect!

Stop making weird accusations - when did I ever, ever, ever speak ill of this band, regardless of the era? When did anyone on this forum?

All I was expressing was that this thread was lame. And it is. Really, really lame.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 21, 2010 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry deserves nothing but our respect!

Hey now! I happen to think that my contributions to this thread can be categorized as "anti-postmodernist commentary with a hint of utter futility"...Out and out "lame", well--you go too far kind sir!

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Feb 22, 2010 10:01am
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Come along, your PM-ness, time for your "vitamins" and then you can color some.

TOOTMO

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 22, 2010 10:17am
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OOOOhhhh; I always liked the big box of 64, with all the colors you'd never heard of...the smell alone was more fun that the actual act, and of course, the outcome was always pathetic.

If there was one kid's activity that always sounded great, but was a HUGE disappointment in actual execution, for me it was coloring...

Dunno why.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Feb 22, 2010 10:20am
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"If there was one kid's activity that always sounded great, but was a HUGE disappointment in actual execution, for me it was coloring..."


WT, you nailed it. How much psychologicl damage was done to young children because Crayola set unrealistic expectations? Now, I feel bad for having called the 2 y/o a loser over the weekend because of her coloring---I'll have to give her a hug this evening and a freshly-burned TDIH.

TOOTMO

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Feb 21, 2010 6:57am
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By the way - if you press the "space" bar after punctuation marks you will look like less of a tool. Not much less, but you need anything you can get.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Feb 20, 2010 9:31pm
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I'm really sick of people like yourself who idolize the band like teenyboppers and make stupid comments telling people what to say and how to think.If anyone really doesn't get something it would be you.

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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 20, 2010 10:29pm
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you`re just the kind of ungrateful scum that ruined the last years of tour for the rest us....nobody told you how to think!you can think what you want and i will always have my reasons for the way i feel about them...if you actually had a place in your heart for the grateful dead and Jerry,you wouldnt be sick of people who miss them.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Feb 21, 2010 1:52am
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"I'm really sick of people like yourself who idolize the band like teenyboppers and make stupid comments telling people what to say and how to think.If anyone really doesn't get something it would be you."

These people remind me of the 10 year old girls, who went nuts over the BEATLES many years ago. A few crazed Deadheads(?) began making death threats against Garcia and called the band's hotels in 94-95. These were the tours from hell indeed.

Some of us were lucky enough to meet some of the band members. I ran into Garcia and Kahn in back of the Santa Cruz civic auditorium in the early 70s. Rather than stand there and (stare at the rock stars like a fucking moron) I grabbed equipment from the back of their van and started loading it at the side entrance to the stage. For all they new, it was just a promoter's employee doing his job. We lit cigarettes when the job was finished. I also had some marijuana and we smoked a joint too.

There is a right and a wrong way to go about these things. I ran into Jerry again a few years later; when I was taking the tickets for a JGB show at the Catalyst...

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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 21, 2010 1:57am
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sure you didand while the dead were in my hometown,they stopped at my house to use the toilet...gimmie a fuckin break..if it happened i`m truley happy for you,but i`ve heard all sorts of trumped run-ins with Jer,when i live in Haight,so it has no relavence to me at this point

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 20, 2010 11:54pm
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You know what? Fuck Jerry and the people around him that instead of getting him help kept feeding the beast and took my cash when he couldn't even rasp and/or play his way through a 3-chord Chuck Berry tune he'd played 1000 times before. I saw him in '95 and it was fucking pathetic.

Does that mean I don't value what he left behind in terms of a musical (and other) legacy and don't miss him? Of course not. But I don't lionize and I sure as hell don't idolize him.

I sing the song because I love the man,
I know that some of you don't understand.
Milk blood to keep from runnin' out.

Hippie Johny who?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i48BP1PUoFI&;feature=related

Gordon Gano took my milk money...

Dobrou noc.
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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 25, 2010 6:10am
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Same thing was happening to Johnny Winter till Nelson got involved and saved his life and what is left of his career.

That reminds me got to check for JW dates and catch another show.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 21, 2010 10:28am
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BD, concur with you on this. 6 song first sets that closed with promised land or dont ease me in most nights. It was not fun to drive 5 hours through the desert, sit in 100 degree sun and watch the band half ass it then take a take a longer set break than the playing in the first set. Oh yeah the 45-50 minute drums and space segment that they would whip up in later years? Don't even get me started on the horrible covers they were doing at the end. Take me to the river, Good morning little schoolgirl, Rollin and tumblin???

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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 20, 2010 11:47pm
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well maybe if had seen them more than just once in 95 you have a better sense of the people around him,because they did make attempts in putting him into treatment.and it worked twice.so before you go running off at the mouth about something you dont know to be truthful and doing exactly what i figured you to do.know this, if you had spent a good majority of your life with family and friends on tour your outlook might be different...idiolize them, no,far from it...but do i wish that Jerry was able to fend off his disease,oh hell yes..i would take any show with Jerry and the rest of the crew over any "dead show"of today.i`m sure that`ll put most of ya`lls panties in a bunch,but thats my opinion...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 21, 2010 12:11am
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Oh, I'm sorry, am I interacting with a "true Deadhead" that knows what it's like to be a "kind bra" and was really "down with the scene"? I stand corrected.

Choke on your fucking veggie burrito and know that you look really fucking stupid in your birkenstocks, skirt and dreads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBlXEGLXlV0


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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 21, 2010 12:06am
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i least i have respect and stand behind what i believe to be right!you on the other hand can run your "touchhead" back to some lot full of runaway pharmi using hypocrites like yourself!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 21, 2010 12:48am
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Oh, so you are a true head? Were you there at the Avalon? Did Bear give you the stuff? At Millbrook with the Hitchcock Brothers when the Bus pulled up and Richard Alpert invited the west coast gang in while Charles Rumsey smirked in the corner? Sit in the bathes at Esalen and understand the final chapter of Demon Box? Please teach me - I sit in rapt attention ready to receive the wisdom from a true believer that knows that Corinna into Liberty into Samba in the Rain really captures what it all meant.

Me? I'm just a touch head hanging in the parking lot getting ready for the next DSO tour. Of course, I'm conflicted since fake Jer is in Furthur. What to do???

And by the way, skies, don't hide behind a new name.

Man, am I the only one that misses and gets Tito?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sno86b4lb4U

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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 21, 2010 1:20am
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you obviously have mistaken me for someone who gives a fuck about stories that were passed down to you from daddy or possibly big brother...but no!you seem to have issues with peopl who took their opporitunity to do what you only dream of now.another thing,your colorful description of what a "deadhead" is supposed to look like was quite amusing.must have been another hand me down story.Look,you know nothing about me and will never witness the shows and life experiences i was fortunate to aquire...especially while sitting on some coverband lot trying to swing some xanax and oxy`s wishing the whole time you were someplace else...and even if you were ever given the chance to see what it was really like,you wouldn`t make it,you`d be home to mommy withen the week,so carry your aggro on to the children on the next lot you grace your presence with

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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 21, 2010 1:39am
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just one more thing,..your colorful description of what "deadheads" look like to you was kinda amusing!must have been another story you`ve heard through the woodworks as the way much of your usless knowledge seemed to be...all this,because i think that giving Jerry the benifit of the doubt and not ever turning my back on him is the right thing to do...and a group of people seem to think that its "lame"..look in the mirror.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Feb 21, 2010 2:00am
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Notice his screen name. There is no 33rd day of the month; so he's most likely just 33 years old. Do the math, Blue Devil. He was never old enough to remember the Fillmore. Winterland closed while he was shitting in his diapers. Grateful Dead concerts ceased at Laguna Seca in 1988. The parties ended at the Frost, Kaiser, Greek and Irvine in 1989. Idiots ruined the scene for everybody else! He didn't experience the good times before that In the Dark/Touchhead invasion in 1987. All he remembers are the tours from hell at the ripe old age of 17-18...

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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 21, 2010 2:17am
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good attempt,but failure as usual follows you most anywhere.33 is not my age but number pertaing to sports.i figured i let you in on that,because im sure it would of had to old hasbeens running ragged trying to figure out the "math",you guys are more a bunch of self centered,egotistical jerks,who only know what you think you know is through others war stories.so instead of bothering your little minds with ways to dicredit me,you should think of ways to make yourself image a little bolder,cause right now,a bunch of chickenshit wannabes,tryin there damnist to find a way to hurt my feelings.i speak the truth and i may have only gotten into 48 shows to others peoples outrageous numbers,i pickd up and learned more then you fools can only dream of...sorry to dissappoint you with the age thing..hahaha,fuckin comedians!

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Feb 21, 2010 4:14am
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"My time comin' any day now, Don't worry about me, no"

Careful you don't fall off the soapbox...
It's a long way down.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 21, 2010 6:27am
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"skies"...now you know, I am a little worried about Rob's MIA condition coinciding with hers, aren't you? Tito too. Not to mention Dan Healy, and Earl! What with Ashes back in town, maybe it's time to grill Rob on the multipler poster personality + pontificating pretentious prick scale and see where he shakes out...

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Poster: ducats Date: Feb 21, 2010 5:53am
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The fat man mugged ("took my cash") you?

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Poster: Estimated Pete Date: Feb 21, 2010 5:43am
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We all love Jerry in our own way. And I think he'd be disappointed if we weren't honest about his playing. It's not disrespectful to voice an honest opinion. It would be disrespectful to say he was a fat slob who needed more than a little work on his hygiene skills. But, I've never heard anyone say anything like that. Seriously though, Jerry struggled musically in his last few years. He was his biggest critic. I'm sure he would agree.
That's not to say I didn't have fun at the later shows. Being out with friends enjoying good music is never boring to me. I do miss the camaraderie.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 21, 2010 10:06am
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You know EP, you really hit the nail on the head: enjoying the sound together was/is such a big part of this...as much as we continue to debate the joy of the Forum (ie, what it means to each of us), I think a big part is that it helps fill this void.

I do have a small number of folks that put up with my constant barrage of "listen to this!" emails, but lets face it: by and large, it's my fine friends here that I can really count on sharing this joyous experience with whenever I happen upon some show/song that really gets me going...sure, we do lots of "other" things "together" on this board, but that's a big part of it for me...just sharing the experience in a new way, so many years later.

It really does help fill in for something that used to be such a big part of my life.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Feb 21, 2010 3:33pm
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It is a nagging question -- how could something so positive and seemed so right have gone so wrong?

Maybe when my turn comes I will have guessed.

Still, the core seems good and the attitude benevolent. I have no regrets about taking Hunter's lyrics to heart especially, and the songs and music were often delivered beautifully and warmly.

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Poster: warpHrat Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:35am
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Jerry had an addictive personality and addictive habits ....
....some of the best did.

So we all cried for dead junkie wondering where did he find such a heavy slam.

This is going to be a long strange trip fifteen years later.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 20, 2010 9:51pm
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I'M STRAIGHT

I, called this number three times already today.
But I got scared, I put it back in place.
(I put my phone back in place)
I still don't know if I should have called up.
Look, just tell why don't you if I'm out of place.

'Cause here's your chance to make me feel awkward.
And wish that I had never even called up this place.
I saw you though today, walk by with Hippie Johnny.
I had to call up and say, how I want to take his place.

So this phone call today concerns Hippie Johnny.
He's always stoned. He's never straight.
I saw you today, you know walk by with Hippie Johnny.
Look, I had to call up and say, I want to take his place.

See, he's stoned.
Hippie Johnny.
Now get this, I'm Straight, and I want to take his place.
Now look, I like him too.
(I like him...)
Hippie Johnny.
But I'm Straight, and I want to take his place.
I'm Straight.
I said I'm Straight.
I'm proud to say...
Well, I'm Straight and I want to take his place.

Now I've watched you, walk around here. I've watched you meet.
With boyfriends (I know) and you tell me how they're deep.
Look but, I think...If these guys, if they're really so great,
Tell me why can't they at least take this place and take it straight?

Why always stoned,
Like Hippie Johnny is?
I'm straight, and I want to take his place.
I'm certainly not stoned,
Like Hippie Johnny is.
I'm Straight, and I want to take his place.
I sadi, I'm Straight.
I said, I'm Straight.
I'm...
I'm Straight, and I want to...
(Alright, all you Modern Lovers, What is it?)

I'm Straight!
(Tell the world now).
I'm Straight!
(That's it).
I'm Straight!
(Yeah).
I'm Straight, and I want to take his place.

-JONATHAN RICHMAN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_exvKnrK6g

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 21, 2010 7:55am
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This thread is as pathetic as the Grateful Dead's performances during 1990's...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:13am
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"This thread is pathetic"

On this, my friend, we can agree.

But, isn't it quite the pathetic world in which we reside. And isn't "The Forum" simply a microcosm that reflects that world.

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Poster: warpHrat Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:53am
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┬┐Usted tiene agradecido muerto?

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:23pm
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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Junkie J.


I'm not going to sit here and let you badmouth the United States of America, Bill
;)

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Poster: warpHrat Date: Feb 21, 2010 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Junkie J.

you're such the patriarch cliff

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AR ME BUCKO, SHIVER THY TIMBER !

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Feb 21, 2010 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Junkie J.

All what we got here's American made It's a little bit cheesey, But it's nicely displayed Well we don't get excited when it crumbles and breaks....

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 25, 2010 6:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hippie J.

Holy Mackerel

I was just watching that Jonathan vid yesterday

Jonathan Richman is one of the best

Also found an hysterical 'interview' on Space Ghost

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4X-w01q1ck&;feature=related

This post was modified by jglynn1.2 on 2010-02-25 14:06:41